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Sydney Spring Garden Competition

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW has a long and rich horticultural history. Since 1929, Flower and Garden competitions have featured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. 

The Sydney Spring Garden Competition honours the bequest of Lt. Col. Charles Ronald Christian, a British army surgeon who visited Australia in 1933. Dr. Christian bequeathed equal shares of his estate to the cities of Sydney and Perth for the purpose of awarding annual prizes to beautiful gardens in front of or around private homes. He expressly detailed that such gardens must be viewable to the general public from the road or footpath.

August 2024

Entries open

07 October 2024

Entries close

14 October 2024

Finalists announced

21 & 22 October 2024


28 October 2024

Winner announced

Congratulations to Mrs Sharon Matthews from Baulkham Hills who has been awarded the 2023 Sydney Spring Garden Prize. Mrs Matthews received a $2,000 garden package from Flower Power, a beautiful commemorative plaque and the prestige of being the 2023 winner.

Sharon Matthews from Baulkham Hills


#2 Dolores Meilak from Greystanes



#3 Greg Walsh from Oatley



#4 Michael Buttigieg from Cranebrook



#5 Danuta Szczypior from Baulkham Hills



Notable Mentions 


Andrew Arena from Mortdale


Ray Marsell & RH Butler from Galston



Paul Joyce from South Turramurra



Joanna Nowakowska from Sans Souci



Steve Nell from Newington



Kathy Duong from Ashcroft



Tim Cale from Beecroft



Gloria Arnold from Chatswood



Douglas & Rosalie Cullen from Glenmore Park



“Tarquin” (SP12476) from Fairlight


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